Supreme Court allows prisoner bail

The former District Treasurer of the Anglimp-South Waghi, Paul Guli has been allowed K1000 bail by the Supreme Court pending his appeal.

Guli is serving two years jail term at Kundiawa after he was found guilty with two other of misappropriating K473, 575. They misappropriated the monies between July and September 2010.

He was convicted after trial on 11 August and sentenced to jail on 17 August 2017.

He filed an appeal in the Supreme Court, also seeking bail pending that appeal.

His lawyer, Philip Ame asked the Supreme Court for bail on grounds Guli has a high prospect of success in his appeal, and that he will unjustly continue serving time in jail.

A Single-Supreme Court judge granted that bail application, after finding serious errors were made by the trial judge.  There was also high prospect of success.

Guli is to have two guarantors pledge K500 each while he pays K1000 bail. He is to report to the court house in Kundiawa and must attend all directions hearing till the determination of his appeal.

Sally Pokiton